TODAY: Casinos reopen in Maryland

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 07:18:22-04

Our casinos have been shut down since mid-March, meaning Maryland has lost more than $150 million in tax revenues from Maryland's casinos.

As other businesses are trying to figure out the new normal, now it's the casino's turn.

WMAR-2 News's Don Harrison says it's a safe bet the casinos will be ready today.

"Safety for our team members and guest are our number one priority," said Anthony Faranca, with Live Casino, talking about new safety protocols for Live Casino at Arundel Mills Mall.

"So all of our team members and guest will be asked to wear masks and that's for everyone's safety.

As soon as you walk in you will see partitions up in the hotel lobby, hand sanitizers are everywhere and new procedures for gaming. Capacity for Live will be keep at 50 percent.

Management at Live Casino have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to make sure people are safe.

"Part of the safety procedures here at Live is everyone entering the casino will have a thermo-scan done to check their body temperature," he explained. "The interesting thing is, it doesn't even have to be in the thermo-mode to see your temperature."

Live Casino will open up for card members today and for the general public on June 29th.